This is your chance to learn all of Sarah Shriver's Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning techniques from her beginner course through her intermediate. Sarah leaves no stone unturned sharing all of her secrets, tips, tricks, and techniques from opening the package of clay to creating jewelry pieces, inclusions for artwork and decorative objects.
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Description: Beginner Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning
Welcome to the wonderful world of polymer clay! Are you ready to unlock endless possibilities and create stunning graphics that resemble one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope patterns? Look no further, because Create Arts Online is thrilled to have Sarah Shriver as your guide on this exciting journey.
With over thirty years of experience in crafting her own unique version of kaleidoscope canes, Sarah is here to ensure that anyone can master this process. By the end of the course, you'll be able to craft unique earrings, pendants, and more.
Sarah will take you step by step through her tried and true methods, making sure you have a solid foundation in working with polymer clay.
In this course Sarah teaches:
- How to choose the best polymer clay
- How to create a harmonious color palette
- How to condition the clay
- How to craft blocks of clay
- How to create a Skinner Blend
- How to add inclusions to the blends
- How to create a slab that will be the foundation for your graphic
- How to skillfully reduce the slab to canes
- How to create a cane and cut it
- How to transform the canes from basic to complex kaleidoscope patterns
- How to shape the patterns into shapes for various jewelry items
- How to bake the clay
- How to drill holes to add jewelry findings and wire work
Throughout the course, Sarah will be right there with you, virtually holding your hand and demonstrating every step of the process. Her techniques have been broken down into simple and achievable steps, empowering you to create as many polymer clay kaleidoscope canes as your heart desires. By the end, you'll feel confident in your ability to bring your imagination to life with vibrant shapes and colors.
Included in this course is a PDF for download of Sarah's suggested tools, materials, and resources.
Description: Intermediate Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning
Imagine the world of endless patterns, patterns, and more patterns, all born from the magic of polymer clay. Are you looking to learn how to create intricate kaleidoscope patterns from blocks of polymer clay and transform them into stunning jewelry, artwork inclusions, and decorative objects? If so, then this course was tailor-made for you.
Your guide is none other than the world-renowned polymer clay artist, Sarah Shriver. For over three decades Sarah has masterfully crafted polymer clay kaleidoscope canes into jewelry and other fine art objects, making her the ultimate source of knowledge and inspiration for this art form and now she has brought this online course exclusively to Create Arts Online.
If you are new to the world of Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning, we highly recommend starting with Sarah's Beginner Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning course to build a strong foundation. Once you've honed your skills, you'll be ready to take your skills to the next level with this course. Click HERE and you can even bundle both courses and enjoy a 15% discount automatically.
Sarah's relaxed yet informative teaching style will guide you step by step, through this more advanced course from the moment you open your packages of clay to the final finishing touches on unique earrings and pendants.
In this course you will learn:
- Sarah's preferred clay types and brands
- How to draw inspiration from nature, art, and various exciting objects
- How to curate your own vibrant color palette
- Techniques for conditioning older clay
- How to use the pasta machine to blend the clay seamlessly
- How to create a Skinner Blend
- The secrets of developing canes and skillfully reducing them
- Crafting multiple patterns and kaleidoscope canes
- Creating intricate and complex patterns
- How to cure the clay in a polymer clay oven
- The art of making molds and shapes for stunning jewelry
- Adding jewelry findings and applying the perfect finishing touches
Learning how to create Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Caning can take your artwork to a whole new level. Whether you are looking to create jewelry, millefiori for your mosaic or fine artwork, or create decorative objects for gifts or your own collection, with Sarah's skills and knowledge you will have a successful outcome each time.
This course includes a PDF for download of Sarah's suggested materials, tools, and resources.
I have been working in polymer clay from my backyard studio here in California for over 25 years. When I discovered the medium I was working in a wonderful art supply and fabric store in San Francisco where I was mainly focused on textiles. The first time I gave polymer clay a try, I connected with it right away. Being familiar with Italian mille fiori glass techniques, I realized a way that I could mimic the patterns that I loved in older rugs and textiles by creating simple graphic "canes" and mirroring them together in endless variations. I soon found myself building large libraries of patterned canes that were great for making jewelry.
My methods for constructing mille fiori canes and building intricate patterns have been taught to students all over the world. I have been featured in many books on polymer beginning with the seminal book "The New Clay" by Nan Roche, and including "Masters, Polymer Clay: Major Works by Leading Artists", Published by Ray Hemachandra of Lark Crafts.
I still love teaching these techniques and hope I can infect you with my enthusiasm for making intricate canes in polymer clay."